Communications 2024

March 2024

"Writing Days" in the University Library from 4 to 7 March 2024

From Monday, 4 March to Thursday, 7 March, from 9:15 to 17:00, the "Writing Days" will take place for the second time. The event is organised by the Competence Centre for Writing and the University Library, together with other institutions of the university.

Students and doctoral candidates from all faculties are invited to spend four days in the library working intensively on their writing projects. They will be supported with advice on writing and literature searches as well as short workshops. Joint exercise breaks with yoga or brain breaks offer a pleasant interruption and the conversation during the coffee break in building Q0.101 may motivate you with new writing impulses.

Registration is possible from 5 February via the library's booking system for training courses. If you don't have time on all days, you can also register for certain days only. Of course, we are also happy for you to register for the entire period, in which case please complete the registration form for each day of the event.

You can find information on the programme and important information on the procedure on the pages of the Competence Centre for Writing.

The "Writing Days" are organised by the Competence Centre for Writing and the University Library, together with other institutions of the University, such as ProLernen, the Centre for Spelling Competence, the Graduate Centre of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and University Sports.

February 2023

"Electronic direct delivery of copies to end users as part of interlibrary loan". New service launches

From 1 February, articles and excerpts from books ordered via interlibrary loan from other libraries will generally be delivered electronically (and no longer have to be collected from the library as a paper printout as before).

Ordering users will receive a notification e-mail with a download link. They then have a time window of 30 days in which they can download the essay or extract from a book via this link; after this time, the PDF is deleted from the server.

However, there are also exceptions to electronic delivery:

  • licence law reasons (in the case of delivery from an electronic journal) do not permit electronic delivery,
  • the supplying library does not participate in the electronic delivery system or
  • it is an article delivery from a foreign library via international interlibrary loan.

In such a case, a paper copy will be made, which must be collected from the University Library at the desk of the Local Loans Department upon presentation of the library card. Users will be informed of this by e-mail.

The new service is made possible by a procedure developed jointly by the collecting societies and library associations, for which - in addition to the interlibrary loan fee - a royalty must be paid to VG Wort.

The royalty costs for orders placed by users of Paderborn University Library are covered by the University Library. The interlibrary loan fee of 1.50 euros is to be paid by the users as before.

Writing advice, brain breaks and yoga breaks in the library during the semester break

The student writing advice service from the Writing Competence Centre provides advice on academic writing and papers at the library's Information Centre on Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and - new from now on - on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

The team from my beneFit also supports students during the exam phase with brain breaks and break yoga. Brain breaks are now offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., while yoga will take place on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. from 13 February. The meeting point for Brain Breaks and Yoga is the passage from Level 4 to Library Level 2 in Building I. Registration is not required.